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Pass the Milk, Please
Milk is an excellent source of calcium, which is important to build strong and healthy bones. Low-fat and fat-free milk — including flavored milk — play an important role in meeting daily nutrition needs and helping kids get the daily servings of milk recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelinesfor Americans.
Studies have shown that children who drink flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs; do not consume more added sugar, fat or calories; and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers. If your child does not like the taste of unflavored milk, flavored milk such as chocolate or strawberry low-fat or fat-free milk will provide the same nutrients and help your child build strong bones.
For more information, visit our Nutrition for Kids and Teens section. This year's theme for National Nutrition Month is "Get Your Plate in Shape." For videos, tips, games and other resources to help you eat healthfully, visit eatright.org/nnm.
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